Laser tattoo removal on the Main Line

Allure Medi-Spa in Paoli is a State-of-the-Art Medical Spa serving the Main Line & Western Suburbs

Posted: December 4, 2017

Main Line medical spa offers effective laser tattoo removal

Tattoos are permanent. The decision to get a tattoo is personal and can be sentimental. However, sentiments can change in the future. Tattoo regret is possible. For patients on the Main Line who are living with tattoo regret, Allure MediSpa in Paoli, PA is available to help with effective laser tattoo removal.

Tattoo ink goes deeper than the surface of the skin. This means topical bleaching creams cannot remove the ink. The ink goes into the underlying skin. At Allure MediSpa, we utilize state-of-the-art technology to remove tattoo ink from the skin.

Recommendations prior to treatment

Before your laser tattoo removal procedure, there are key points to remember:

  • Avoid tanning products, tanning beds, and sun exposure prior to and during your series of treatments. Lasers are precisely designed to break down pigment. Tanning increases the melanin in your skin. When your skin is darker than normal, it is difficult for the laser to pick out the proper color to break down. Laser settings may need to be toned down on tanned skin to avoid negative reactions. This also means the procedure is less aggressive and more treatments may be needed.
  • Do not wear jewelry.
  • If you have sensitive skin or concerns about pain, numbing cream may be used to maintain patient comfort.
  • Patients may have noticeable results after a single treatment. However, a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results. The laser breaks up the ink gradually. It removes color from deep within the skin.

Expectations following laser tattoo removal

Following your treatment, you will be given post care instructions. Side effects may include swelling and pinpoint bleeding. Blistering is possible but should heal within a week. Treat the area as a mild burn. Do not pop the blisters. Avoid shaving and sun exposure until the area has fully healed.

Contact the Allure MediSpa today to schedule an appointment with Kelley or Colleen. 610-648-0468